What is a diffuser? Essential oil diffusers are very popular with aromatherapy and essential oil users. They are a trending tool that should be in every home, find out why.
Diffusers are an effective way to experience the health and wellness benefits of essential oils. Aromatherapy diffusers disperse the scent of oils into the air so aromatherapy benefits can be enjoyed.
You can completely change the atmosphere of your environment with a simple essential oil blend being diffused. Use as a natural air freshener.
What is an Essential Oil Diffuser?
Diffusers get pure essential oils into the air by breaking the oils down into micro molecules and then disperses them into the air. These micro molecules are then inhaled, going into the respiratory system and ultimately get into the bloodstream.
Many positive effects are received for the body, mind, and mood throughout this process.
While there are many ways to "diffuse" essential oils into the air, the main type of diffuser many people enjoy today are ultrasonic diffusers. I find this type more effective than a reed diffuser. There are also nebulizing diffusers that are waterless, they work a little differently. Read more about nebulizer diffusers.
For the most part, an ultrasonic diffuser is cheap, easy to use, and humidifies the air.
What Are Ultrasonic Diffusers?
Ultrasonic diffusers are aromatherapy machines. They use ultrasonic waves and water to diffuse aromatherapy oil. This creates a fine mist of oil and water released into the air, scenting the room with a wonderful aroma.
One great benefit of diffusing essential oils is that everyone in the vicinity of the diffuser gains positive effects. Read our blog post on Essential Oil Diffuser Benefits.
Humidification produced by the misting diffuser adds moisture to the air, a great way to eliminate dryness. This can help with dry/chapped skin, chapped lips, and dry sinus passages. The cool mist humidifier action works well for nasal congestion too.
Ultrasonic diffusers have many options, they may have a night light or color-changing LED lights.
How to Use an Ultrasonic Essential Oil Diffuser
Here are the basic instructions for using an ultrasonic diffuser:
- Use clean tap water that is room temperature to fill the water tank of the diffuser. Most will have a fill line or a measuring cup, refer to your diffuser manual for the recommended water amount your diffuser requires.
*Do not overfill or your diffuser may not run properly.
- Next, add 5-10 drops of essential oils to the water. Try one of the diffuser recipes below or create your own custom blend.
- Close the diffuser by placing the cap on to keep the water in the tank. Turn the machine on and enjoy aromatherapy benefits.
You can use any essential oil or oil blend, it really just depends on what effects you are looking for. We have created some diffuser recipes for you to try.
6 Essential Oil Ultrasonic Diffuser Blends To Try
Here are six fabulous ultrasonic diffuser recipes that are perfect for using essential oils everyday!
1. Sweet Dreams Diffuser Blend
This bedtime essential oil diffuser recipe includes some wonderfully calming oils. Try diffusing this DIY recipe in the evening or right before bedtime for sweet dreams.
2. Refresh-Mint Diffuser Recipe
Aromatherapy can be a simple way to improve your wellness, and this mint oil blend is a great option. Diffuse this minty essential oil blend to naturally deodorizer and wonderfully freshen your space.
3. Harmonizing Blend
Here is a balancing essential oil blend that is calming and clarifying. It features a blend of essential oils that work together to create an uplifting atmosphere. If you're looking for a way to wind down after a long day or reduce stress, this aromatherapy blend is perfect for you. Give it a try!
4. Mood Makeover Diffuser Blend
Get a new outlook on your day with this blend of essential oils.
5. Get Motivated Diffuser Recipe
Try this motivation citrus oil blend with uplifting essential oils.
6. Memory Booster Diffuser Blend
Let these stimulating essential oils boost your memory and focus.
What is the Best Smelling Essential Oil for Diffuser?
There are a variety of essential oils that can be used in a diffuser, each with its own unique scent. Some people might find a certain scent appealing while others might not. There are some essential oils, however, that are more popular than others because of their pleasant smell.
One such oil is lavender essential oil. Lavender oil has a soothing and relaxing scent that can be used to promote relaxation and peace.
Another popular choice for an essential oil diffuser is citrus oils such as orange or lemon essential oil. These oils have a refreshing scent that can help to invigorate the senses and improve moods.
Each essential oil has different properties and benefits, so it's important to choose one that will work best for you. Ultimately, the best smelling essential oil for diffuser depends on personal preference. However, these three oils are some of the most commonly enjoyed scents.
What is the Ratio of Essential Oil to Water in Diffuser?
Using a diffuser is a great way to enjoy the benefits of essential oils. If you're new to diffusing, you may be wondering what the ratio of essential oil to water should be. In most cases, it's best to use between 3 and 6 drops of essential oil per 100 ml of water. However, it's important to experiment until you find what works best for you. Every diffuser is different, and the amount of oil needed can vary.
Learn More About Diffusing Essential Oils
Diffusing essential oils is a wonderful way to get aromatherapy into your life and environment so you can enjoy the health and wellness benefits, here are some other posts we wrote to help you learn more about diffusing.
- 10 Uplifting Essential Oils With Diffuser Blends
- How To Use An Essential Oil Diffuser
- 7 Easy Aromatherapy Diffuser Blends
- 8 Aromatherapy Diffuser Blends For Mood
Want to take your aromatherapy on the go? Check out our Essential Oil Inhaler Post
Essential Oil Diffusing Guide
How to Aromatherapy Diffusing Guide with 200+ Diffuser Blends by Jennifer Lane, Loving Essential Oils Owner & Certified Aromatherapist:
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Essential oils are great because not only do they make you feel good physically but mentally as well. I love having them around since they have so many benefits like clearing the air of bad odors and improving moods by releasing calming scents in your home or office!
We are frequently asked what essential oil brand we like, here are some of our favorites:
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